81°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Thu
100°
78°
20%
Fri
98°
77°
40%
Sat
97°
76°
30%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Pat Shingleton: A Cough, A Sneeze, A Hurricane

1 year ago May 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Saturday, May 31 2014 Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:43:20 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column

As we find ways to keep cool, we're also preparing for Hurricane Season. Our special, Weathering the Storm 2014, airs tonight at 6:00 on WBRZ. A human cough creates a 300 mile per hour wind gust. No. 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale is a sneeze at 75 to 100 miles per hour. As noted in a previous column, imagine taking a nine-pound, 2-by-4 and firing it 34 mph into a window simulating the effects of a hurricane on coastal structures. Much of the building damage during a hurricane is caused by window and door failure. When hurricane-force winds blow through a home, walls and roofs are forced out, collapsing the structure. Re-designed windows now have a plastic interlayer between two sheets of glass.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days